Irina B. Plumlee



500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7513

Irina's immigration practice focuses on business and family immigration, including international executive and managerial personnel transfers, investment-based (EB-5) immigration proceedings, U.S. work visas for professional workers, and employment and family-based permanent immigration proceedings, as well as on employers' I-9 compliance, and fairness in employment practices.

Irina has represented clients in business immigration matters, including:

  • Complex immigrant petitions for aliens of extraordinary ability, including a securities industry professional, university faculty, physicians, scientists and international entertainers
  • Labor Certification proceedings
  • H-1B, TN and L-1 petition proceedings for foreign executives and managers, IT specialists, doctors, and professional workers in major industries
  • E and EB-5 proceedings for international entrepreneurs
  • Matters involving international personnel transfer from the U.S. to foreign countries
  • I-9 Compliance


  • Master of Comparative Literature from The University of Texas at Austin

    Deans Achievement Award for the Highest Grade in International Organizations

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Moscow State Academic University

    Graduated with Highest Honors

  • Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law


  • Chambers USA, Leaders in Their Field, Immigration, Texas, 2009-2017
  • Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2010
  • Client Choice Awards, Lexology, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017


  • Texas


  • Speaks Russian

  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • College of the Texas State Bar (2002)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Publications Committee
  • State Bar of Texas


June 2013
7-Eleven Owes Workers Some Corporate Concern

Dallas Morning News